It looked as though Wawasee might break its eight-game baseball losing streak in the Northern Lakes Conference. Holding a 6-2 lead over Plymouth at home heading into the fifth, Plymouth erupted to score nine unanswered runs to defeat Wawasee 11-6 in Syracuse.
Plymouth scored two runs in the fifth and three more in the sixth to take a one-run lead at 7-6. Loading the bases in the seventh with two outs, Plymouth managed to score four runs on just one hit after a throwing error on a pick-off attempt brought home a runs and three wild pitches helped clear the bases. Braydon Davidson would later double in the inning to bring home another run.
Wawasee would load the bases in the seventh, but could do no further work.
Cody Gamble would take the win for Plymouth (10-11) while Jordan Currie would take the loss for the Warriors, now 3-14 overall and 1-11 in the NLC.
Harrison Shortill hit a home run and drove in two, but Plymouth managed to pull out a 6-4 win over the Wawasee JV (10-4) Friday night. Kurtis Liston added three hits and a stolen base, but four Wawasee errors in the field foiled a strong showing by Sam Rookstool on the mound, who had five strikeouts and allowed just three earned runs.
Ousley, Hlutke Lead Warriors
Alli Ousley jacked two homers and drove in four runs while Paige Hlutke had three hits and two RBIs as Wawasee crushed Plymouth 11-3 in NLC softball Friday night in Plymouth.
It was the first two-homer game for Ousley in her career, who lead a slugging Wawasee side that had 11 hits. Haley Brown was touched up for all 11 runs, giving up 10 hits and walking four with just three strikeouts for Plymouth. Reliever Britney Horvath pitched admirably in relief, giving up just one hit and fanning eight in four innings of work.
Ousley was also a star in the circle, striking out 13 Plymouth hitters in the complete game. Ousley allowed just two hits but walked seven, and none of the runs were earned.
With the win, Wawasee moves to 8-11 overall and 4-7 in the NLC while Plymouth falls to 4-18 overall and 3-9 in conference play.
Wawasee and Plymouth found themselves in a slugfest Friday night, but a pair of Wawasee runs in the top of the seventh were enough in a 13-11 Wawasee win in JV play. Eight Wawasee batters had two hits, led by a home run from Sara Olejniczak. The Lady Warriors are now 10-2 on the season.